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# unhcr - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

# unhcr - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# unhcr - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty

Globally, 91% of children attend primary school, compared to just 61% of refugee children.

# unhcr - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

# unhcr - Monday 3 July, 2017

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

# unhcr - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

# unhcr - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions

It is understood that RTÉ will meet the BAI in January.

# unhcr - Friday 25 November, 2016

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

# unhcr - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

# unhcr - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

# unhcr - Friday 18 December, 2015

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

# unhcr - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# unhcr - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

# unhcr - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

# unhcr - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house'

A national conference on Statelessness is being held in Dublin today.

# unhcr - Friday 26 September, 2014

Asylum applications rose by 26% in the first six months of this year

However, less than 1,000 people applied in Ireland last year.

# unhcr - Sunday 27 July, 2014

260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks

Tragedies at sea as people try to escape their war-torn native countries.

# unhcr - Friday 27 June, 2014

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

# unhcr - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees

Minister Joe Costello says the crisis equates to “almost every child under the age of eighteen being forced to flee their homes”.

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

# unhcr - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

# unhcr - Monday 14 January, 2013

Greek court rules that illegal immigrants were right to escape from police lockup

The court concluded that the poor conditions in their overcrowded cell left them with no choice.

# unhcr - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

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Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees

“It has been a very heavy experience,” the actress said of her tour of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

# unhcr - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# unhcr - Monday 10 October, 2011

Column: When refugees flee for their lives, shouldn't we show interest?

Ireland has been a new home for thousands of refugees down the years – and showing support doesn’t have to cost anything, writes Sophie Magennis of the UNHCR.

Irish urged to show support for refugees rebuilding lives

People can get involved by cooking a meal or reading a book, according to a new UN campaign.

# unhcr - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

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Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency

The actress says she is considering taking on a bigger role with the UNHCR after ten years as one of its goodwill ambassadors.

# unhcr - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# unhcr - Sunday 27 February, 2011

US prepared to offer 'any kind of assistance' to Libyan rebels

The White House has already publicly called on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to leave Libya immediately.